MSO10772 - Barn and round house at West Lynch Farm (Building)


A thatched threshing barn with a scissor-trussed roof, dating from the 18th Century or earlier, together with an adjoining round house dating from the late 18th to early 19th Century. The latter would have contained a horse driven engine.

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Barn and horse engine house, now museum and shop. Barn C18 possibly earlier, altered late C20; horse engine house late C18-early C19, altered late C20. Local stone random rubble, thatched roofs, half hipped to barn, double Roman tiled roof addition on north-east side. Plan: barn of 8 bays, horse engine house attached south-west side, lean-to addition north-east, double doors at northern end with projecting porches. Scissor truss roof to barn, horse engine house reroofed late C20. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265554. First Listed on 02/01/1986. [2] Stone, Random rubble walls. Half-hipped, Gabled roof [3] The 2003 Conservation Area appraisal for Bossington and West Lynch describes the buildings as "a thatched threshing barn, 18th century, possibly earlier with scissor-trussed roof; and an adjoining round house (late 18th – early 19th century) which would have contained a horse driven engine." [4] The building was visited in March 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6. [5] A structure is visible on the 1841 Selworthy Tithe map at this location. [6] The buildings are depicted on the 2020 MasterMap data and are part of the group labelled "West Lynch Farm". [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Index: 2/1/1986. Thirty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset)/Exmoor National Park.
  • <2> Unassigned: Webster CJ, Historic Environment Record. 2005. Staff Comments, Somerset County Council.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2003. Bossington & West Lynch Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p13.
  • <5> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <6> Map: 1841. Selworthy Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <7>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #39084 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 900 476 (22m by 22m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/23/140/1
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/23/140/2
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NBR Index Number: 44345
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 524337
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 524339
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 524340
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 524341
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 524342
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 524343
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31270

Record last edited

Jan 7 2021 10:38AM


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